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Do you care for someone

living with dementia?

We are a community-based organisation caring for the people
of the Byron, Ballina and Lismore shires

 

Registered NDIS Provider

Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)
Supported by the Australian Government Department of Health 


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We Value Our Community's Diversity
and are LGBTIQA+ Inclusive

 

Byron Shire Respite Service Inc. has been servicing the Byron Shire region for over 25 years
and 
is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health.
Visit www.health.gov.au for more information.

Vision Statement

OUR MISSION
Support frail older people or, older people who have a classified disability
to remain in their own home for as long as they can and wish to do so

Support younger people with a cognitive disability
within their home and in the community

Promote individual rights to freedom of expression, self-determination
and decision-making and actively prevent abuse, harm, neglect and violence

Work with individuals and families, friends and carers to promote opportunities
for meaningful participation and active inclusion in society

Support family or other primary care givers in their role through providing respite care services
for frail, older people or those with a disability
allowing regular carers to take a break from their usual caring responsibilities

Engender an environment where staff and volunteers are valued and supported,
and operate the organisation in an effective, efficient and accountable manner.

 

Byron Shire Respite Service centre based program timetable

 

This website was last updated by Byron Shire Respite Service Inc. December 1st, 2019. 

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If you require EMERGENCY RESPITE
please call the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre:
1800 059 059 (24hrs)

 

Please click onto the image below to open a 4 page edition of the December 2019 Carers' Newsletter.

Byron Carer Newsletter December 2019

If you would like to be on our mailing list to recieve a newsletter monthly
email Karen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of your caring role, please telephone Nicole on 6685 1619 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Byron Carers Support Group
Our next Carers Coffee Club will be on Monday the 13th of January 2020
at a Brunswick Heads cafe.

Please telephone or SMS Karen on 0412 911 613 if you are interested in attending.

 

 Byron Shire Respite Service is proud to be working with Dementia Australia
to address the stigma, isolation and discrimination of dementia, through the development of communities
that accept and welcome people living with dementia and enable them to live with purpose.

To support Dementia-Friendly Communities in the Northern Rivers, visit: http://byronrespite.com.au/dementia-friendly-communities.html
for more information about our exciting project.

Are you living with dementia?

If you are living with younger onset dementia or a part of a diverse community and would like to get involved in our Dementia-Friendly Communities project within the Byron region - We would love to hear from you! There are plenty of opportunities to get involved at your own pace, meet new friends and help raise awareness. Please contact Karen at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dementia Australia It starts with you

 

Have you visited The Carer Gateway?

The Carer Gateway is an Australian Government initiative.
It provides information about the services and support available for people who care for someone with a disability, a chronic illness, dementia, mental illness or who is frail aged.
To learn more call 1800 422 737 (8am – 6pm, Monday-Friday), or visit www.carergateway.gov.au

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For families with a young parent living with younger onset dementia

This is my family childrens YOD book header

Available for purchase directly at Byron Shire Respite Service in Brunswick Heads,
through Amazon or as an ebook on kindle, this children's book may be of interest.

Jack’s daddy has something wrong in his head.
Sometimes Jack helps him because he can’t remember and does strange things.
There is something deep inside his brain and it won’t get better. He has dementia.

Click on the cartoon below and visit the link:

Younger Onset Dementia childrens book kids


 Although funding for these programs have been provided by the Australian Government,
the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.

BSRS respite cottage dream

  

BSRS Donate now

ACNC registered charity


 

Do you care for someone

living with dementia?

We are a community-based organisation caring for the people
of the Byron, Ballina and Lismore shires

 

Registered NDIS Provider

Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)
Supported by the Australian Government Department of Health 


Welcome Here LOGO1 1

We Value Our Community's Diversity
and are LGBTIQA+ Inclusive

 

Byron Shire Respite Service Inc. has been servicing the Byron Shire region for over 25 years
and 
is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health.
Visit www.health.gov.au for more information.

Vision Statement

OUR MISSION
Support frail older people or, older people who have a classified disability
to remain in their own home for as long as they can and wish to do so

Support younger people with a cognitive disability
within their home and in the community

Promote individual rights to freedom of expression, self-determination
and decision-making and actively prevent abuse, harm, neglect and violence

Work with individuals and families, friends and carers to promote opportunities
for meaningful participation and active inclusion in society

Support family or other primary care givers in their role through providing respite care services
for frail, older people or those with a disability
allowing regular carers to take a break from their usual caring responsibilities

Engender an environment where staff and volunteers are valued and supported,
and operate the organisation in an effective, efficient and accountable manner.

 

Byron Shire Respite Service centre based program timetable

 

This website was last updated by Byron Shire Respite Service Inc. December 1st, 2019. 

Like us on facebook1

 
If you require EMERGENCY RESPITE
please call the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre:
1800 059 059 (24hrs)

 

Please click onto the image below to open a 4 page edition of the December 2019 Carers' Newsletter.

Byron Carer Newsletter December 2019

If you would like to be on our mailing list to recieve a newsletter monthly
email Karen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of your caring role, please telephone Nicole on 6685 1619 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Byron Carers Support Group
Our next Carers Coffee Club will be on Monday the 13th of January 2020
at a Brunswick Heads cafe.

Please telephone or SMS Karen on 0412 911 613 if you are interested in attending.

 

 Byron Shire Respite Service is proud to be working with Dementia Australia
to address the stigma, isolation and discrimination of dementia, through the development of communities
that accept and welcome people living with dementia and enable them to live with purpose.

To support Dementia-Friendly Communities in the Northern Rivers, visit: http://byronrespite.com.au/dementia-friendly-communities.html
for more information about our exciting project.

Are you living with dementia?

If you are living with younger onset dementia or a part of a diverse community and would like to get involved in our Dementia-Friendly Communities project within the Byron region - We would love to hear from you! There are plenty of opportunities to get involved at your own pace, meet new friends and help raise awareness. Please contact Karen at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dementia Australia It starts with you

 

Have you visited The Carer Gateway?

The Carer Gateway is an Australian Government initiative.
It provides information about the services and support available for people who care for someone with a disability, a chronic illness, dementia, mental illness or who is frail aged.
To learn more call 1800 422 737 (8am – 6pm, Monday-Friday), or visit www.carergateway.gov.au

carer gate way logo

 

For families with a young parent living with younger onset dementia

This is my family childrens YOD book header

Available for purchase directly at Byron Shire Respite Service in Brunswick Heads,
through Amazon or as an ebook on kindle, this children's book may be of interest.

Jack’s daddy has something wrong in his head.
Sometimes Jack helps him because he can’t remember and does strange things.
There is something deep inside his brain and it won’t get better. He has dementia.

Click on the cartoon below and visit the link:

Younger Onset Dementia childrens book kids


 Although funding for these programs have been provided by the Australian Government,
the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.

BSRS respite cottage dream

  

BSRS Donate now

ACNC registered charity


 

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